Shave



verb (used without object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shaven, shaving.
1.
to remove a growth of beard with a razor.
verb (used with object), shaved, shaved or (especially in combination) shaven, shaving.
2.
to remove hair from (the face, legs, etc.) by cutting it off close to the skin with a razor.
3.
to cut off (hair, especially the beard) close to the skin with a razor (often followed by off or away).
4.
to cut or scrape away the surface of with a sharp-edged tool:
to shave hides in preparing leather.
5.
to reduce to shavings or thin slices:
to shave wood.
6.
to cut or trim closely:
to shave a lawn.
7.
to scrape, graze, or come very near to:
The car just shaved the garage door.
8.
Commerce. to purchase (a note) at a rate of discount greater than is legal or customary.
9.
to reduce or deduct from:
The store shaved the price of winter suits in the spring.
noun
10.
the act, process, or an instance of shaving or being shaved.
11.
a thin slice; a shaving.
12.
any of various tools for shaving, scraping, removing thin slices, etc.
verb (mainly transitive) shaves, shaving, shaved, shaved, shaven
1.
(also intransitive) to remove (the beard, hair, etc) from (the face, head, or body) by scraping the skin with a razor
2.
to cut or trim very closely
3.
to reduce to shavings
4.
to remove thin slices from (wood, etc) with a sharp cutting tool; plane or pare
5.
to touch or graze in passing
6.
(informal) to reduce (a price) by a slight amount
7.
(US, commerce) to purchase (a commercial paper) at a greater rate of discount than is customary or legal
noun
8.
the act or an instance of shaving
9.
any tool for scraping
10.
a thin slice or shaving
11.
an instance of barely touching something
12.
(informal) close shave, a narrow escape
shatting on one’s uppers
shaved
see: close call (shave)

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